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We need more than ‘never again’ to safeguard Jews in Europe say parliamentarians at #Auschwitz

We need more than ‘never again’ to safeguard Jews in Europe say parliamentarians at #Auschwitz

| January 27, 2020

100 parliamentarians from across Europe – including ministers – who gathered in Auschwitz were urged to concretely tighten and toughen anti-semitism laws in their countries through direct legislation drafted by the Brussels based European Jewish Association (EJA) and the European Action and Protection League (APL). The two-day delegation – organized by the EJA and the […]

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Will #Spain remain deaf to repeated calls at the #UN in Geneva for ending the abuse of pretrial detention?

Will #Spain remain deaf to repeated calls at the #UN in Geneva for ending the abuse of pretrial detention?

| January 18, 2020

On 22 January 2020, Spain’s human rights situation will be scrutinized by the UN in Geneva within the framework of the Universal Periodic Review mechanism (UPR). In its report on the stakeholders’ contributions, the High Commissioner for Human Rights echoes the issues raised by different NGOs, associations, coalitions and individuals regarding the abuse of pretrial […]

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Abuse of pre-trial detention and terrorism charges by #Spain to be denounced at the #UN

Abuse of pre-trial detention and terrorism charges by #Spain to be denounced at the #UN

| January 8, 2020

Spain has again been accused by several civil society actors of abusing pre-trial detention and applying detention conditions reserved for terrorists to people who have not been convicted of terrorism charges. Fair Trials, Human Rights Without Frontiers and a practising lawyer have filed submissions relating to the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Spain’s human […]

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2019 was the year #HumanRights due diligence came of age

2019 was the year #HumanRights due diligence came of age

| December 22, 2019

“The market economy and human rights are the shared values of the European Union” said Timo Harakka, Finland’s Minister of Employment, at the Finnish EU Presidency’s Conference on 2nd December 2019. Yet Business as usual has led us to the impasse we are now in: where climate change and chauvinist nationalisms, helped by collapse of […]

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How much do you know about #HumanRights in the EU?

How much do you know about #HumanRights in the EU?

| December 13, 2019

Start Embed Respect for human rights is key to the EU. How much do you know about them? Find out in this quiz! As an EU citizen, you enjoy many rights. The EU strives to protect human rights in Europe as well as beyond. In addition, the European Parliament raises awareness by holding debates, adopting […]

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Experts discussed the challenges of modern media in Prague

Experts discussed the challenges of modern media in Prague

| November 26, 2019

At the end of November, the II Media Forum: freedom of journalism in the context of human rights, new technologies and information security was held in Prague. The three-day event was attended by more than 100 journalists, experts, political scientists from 24 countries, representing various regions of the world. The aim of the forum was […]

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#MediaForum2019 in Prague: Free journalism, human rights and new technologies

#MediaForum2019 in Prague: Free journalism, human rights and new technologies

| November 26, 2019

On 20-22 November, Prague hosted the Second International “Media Forum 2019: Freedom of Journalism in the Context of Human Rights, New Technologies and International Information Security”. International media experts, journalists, diplomats, lawyers and political analysts will address the most pressing issues in the world of the media and try to secure fundamental solutions. More than […]

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